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frazzle (v.)

c. 1825, "to unravel" (of clothing), from East Anglian variant of 17c. fasel "to unravel, fray" (as the end of a rope), from Middle English facelyn "to fray" (mid-15c.), from fasylle "fringe, frayed edge," diminutive of Old English fæs "fringe, border." Related: Frazzled, frazzling. Compare German Faser "thread, fiber, filament," Middle Dutch vese "fringe, fiber, chaff." Probably influenced in form by fray (v.).

frazzle (n.)

"worn-out condition," 1865, American English, from frazzle (v.).

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Definitions of frazzle
1
frazzle (v.)
wear away by rubbing;
Synonyms: fray
frazzle (v.)
exhaust physically or emotionally;
She was frazzled after the visit of her in-laws
2
frazzle (n.)
a state of extreme exhaustion;
he was worn to a frazzle
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